The Supreme Court issued a major defense of the First Amendment today. The Court ruled that forcing citizens to fund political candidates (and handicaping other candidates who don’t use government money) violates the First Amendment. The Institute for Justice and the Goldwater Institute brought the case. Hans von Spakovsky has this summary of the Court’s important ruling today.
Supreme Court defends the First Amendment
By Christian Adams 11:02 AM on June 27, 2011
J. Christian Adams is an election lawyer who served in the Voting Rights Section at the U.S. Department of Justice. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department (Regnery). His website is www.electionlawcenter.com.
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